Marvin Katko V. Briney Case Study

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Marvin Katko v. Edward Briney & Bertha L. Briney, No. 54169. Feb. 9.1971 Procedure Plaintiff Katko filed an action in Mahaska District Court against Defendants Briney. Plaintiff in an action resulting from injuries suffered by trespassing when he was triggered a spring gun set up in an uninhabited house by defendants. After the District Court gave judgment for plaintiff for both actual and punitive damages, and defendants appealed. Facts Plaintiff filed an action for damages resulting from serious injury caused by a spring gun set by defendants in a bedroom of an farm house which had been uninhabited for years. Plaintiff and his companion had broken in and entered the house. At defendants ' request plaintiff 's action was tried to a

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